How to Fix an Aquarium with Silicone Glue

April 26, 2015 by Super Glue Corp Leave a reply »
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Aquarium repaired with Super Glue

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On the verge of a fresh business venture, I looked at my new office and realized it needed something. It needed something to bring a touch of the ocean in, something tropical, something with fins. Reigniting my past passion for aquariums, I fished my old tank out of storage and filled it up slowly to check for leaks. Surprise, we had a winner. Thankfully, the minor vertical leak in the glass seam would be easy enough to repair with Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant.

 

Steps I took to Fix the Leak:

  1. Mark the Leak: Yes, I had found the leak, but I didn’t want to lose the exact location. I marked the leak with a felt tip pen.

  2. Drain and Dry: I then drained and dried out the aquarium thoroughly.

  3. Scrape Leaky Sealant: Using a razor, I scraped out the old sealant surrounding the leaking area.

  4. Remove Sealant Remnants: Next, I wiped the area clean with a cloth dampened by acetone and then dried the area off. Just make sure not to go too nuts with this colorless liquid, as excessive exposure can irritate your eyes or cause dizziness.

  5. Apply Adhesive: I used the nozzle on the Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant to apply it precisely to the needed area on the aquarium.

  6. Let it Cure: Lastly, I gave the sealant 24 hours to cure and create a strong seal.

 

Aquarium Repair Results

After the sealant cured, I brought the aquarium back to my office, tested for leaks one last time, and then filled it up with my favorite tropical fish. I was really impressed by the repair results, not to mention grateful that I didn’t need to buy a brand new aquarium.

 

The Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant was perfect for this project due to it’s strong bonding and waterproof properties. Now, while the repair worked out swimmingly, let’s just hope that my new business venture goes on without a hitch.

 

Did you also use the Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive & Sealant for a similar aquarium repair? Please share you story with us on Super Glue’s Facebook page.  We’d love to hear from you!

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